Diplomats from around the world have spent more than 20 years trying unsuccessfully to hammer out a United Nations agreement on climate change. This year, which is on track to be the hottest ever recorded, they're gathering in Paris to give it another shot.
Warmer temperatures and rising seas are already changing the environment. But what sort of impact will these changes have on humans, plants, and animals?
VICE News met Shyla Raghav, a UN delegate for the Maldives, an island nation threatened by rising sea levels, to discuss the issue.